So I can blame some of my lack of entries due to issues with my wordpress account. But those are fixed now. I had some great, or what I believe to be, great blog takes ready to go last week but have lost the inspiration on them. I’m sure other bloggers, journalists, etc. go through the same mental process of getting hit with topic ideas in inconvenient places such as driving, standing in line at the store, in the shower, etc. Then get distracted with life issues such as a phone call or emails or someone texts you and then you lose your thought process and inspiration. Or maybe that’s just me. In any case, let’s talk traditions.
Got a nice ski trip in last month. I’ve been hitting the slopes regularly since I was 13 and the last several years, I’ve made a point to go every year, visiting Ruidoso, New Mexico the past 4 years. This year, scheduling was tough and I didn’t think I was going to be able to fit in some ski runs. When dealing with this, a strange feeling hit me that, if I didn’t go this year, I would never ski again. Not because of some impending doom, just because I’m getting older and logistics have been tough the last couple of years. As I’ve developed into my mid-adult years, I’ve established some traditions for myself which I’ve stuck to for the past several years, skiing being one of them. So, when I got this feeling of the potential end of a tradition, it freaked me out a bit. I thought of my other traditions that include family time, friends time, personal time. I think traditions are important. They keep you connected. You identify with them. They make you a part of who you are. They also shouldn’t be stressful, so just like blogging and eating (see New Year’s post), if you miss one, don’t give up, just pick it up the next chance you get. They never go away..
Ski Apache – Ruidoso, New Mexico, Ski Trip 2018